The upcoming revival of crime drama mystery TV series “Dexter” has been officially titled “New Blood” and will air on November 7, the premium cable network Showtime has announced.
Eight years after the original Showtime series Dexter first aired, it is back with a revival on the cable network. Titled New Blood, the upcoming series will air on November 7, 2021.
The original series that ran from 2006-13, told the story of how Dexter turned into a serial killer while also balancing a regular life. The series ended with Dexter faking his death and leaving his son behind, only to go and live a life in solitude and isolation, as a penance to his ill doings.
According to the show runner and executive producer Michael C Hall, the upcoming season will see Dexter unleash the dark side of his personality and return to his old habits. “The killing is “a lot wilder and a lot less regimented and less totally within his control,” he said, reported Variety.
“I think of people who are addicts and who go a long time without indulging their addiction and then start up again, and they discover their addiction is as formidable, if not more so, than ever. So once he sees it’s still in there, he almost immediately gets caught in this riptide.”
Dexter has been one of the most popular shows of Showtime and has had a successful run. Talking about the same, Showtime Networks president of entertainment Gary Levine said “Getting an audience to fall in love with a serial killer had the very highest degree of difficulty, which made ‘Dexter’s’ success extra sweet,” the website reported.
In New Blood the audience will find Dexter living in Iron Lake, New York, under an assumed name and running a sporting goods store — which affords him ample access to a variety of knives, his weapon of choice.
Besides Hall, returning cast members also include Jennifer Carpenter and John Lithgow. Clancy Brown, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott, and David Magidoff are the new additions to the cast.
Writer Clyde Phillips, who oversaw the first four seasons of the series before departing the series, is also returning as showrunner.
(With agency inputs from PTI)